Sunday, March 9, 2014

Masal Vadai/Masala Vada/Parippu Vada


Masala Vadai or Paruppu Vadai is a very popular tea time snack. These are usually prepared from ground Channa dal with chillies and other spices. The best parippu vadas I ever ate were in Cochin, at a small shop in our college campus. 





Makes – about 12 Vadas
  1. Channa Dal/Kadalai Paruppu – 1 cup
  2. Dried Red Chillies – 2
  3. Onion – 1, Medium, finely chopped
  4. Green Chilly – 2, finely chopped
  5. Ginger – 1 inch piece, grated
  6. Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
  7. Curry Leaves – few, chopped
  8. Coriander Leaves – about 10 to 12 stems, finely chopped
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Oil to deep fry



Method
  1. Wash and soak the dal, along with the red chillies for 2 ½ hours. Drain all the water and transfer the dals into a colander/strainer and let it sit for about 10 minutes so that all the water is drained.
  2. Transfer the drained dal and red chillies to a mixie/blender jar. Keep a handful of dal aside.
  3. Also add the fennel seeds and grind the dal into a coarse paste without adding any water. Need not grind to a smooth paste.
  4. Now, mix the the whole dals that was kept aside, also add the chopped onion, green chillies, grated ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt. Mix well.
  5. Heat oil for deep frying.
  6. Keep a bowl of water nearby, wet both hands, make small balls out of the ground dal, flatten each ball into discs.
  7. Deep fry the vadais in oil until golden brown. Always fry the vadais on medium heat. Drain on paper tissues.


Serve hot with tea/coffee.


15 comments:

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

My most favorite vada and I love this so much than medu vada

nandoos Kitchen said...

perfect crunchy evening snack. Love to have it with a cup of coffee. yumm..

Resna Nishad said...

Tasty parippu vada....wish to have with tea..

Nagashree said...

I just did my post and guess what? I wrote about my version of the same dish :-). Your parippu vada looks yummy!

Veena Theagarajan said...

tempting tea time snack

Rafeeda AR said...

can never have enough of this for a hot cup of chai...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Vadas looks simply delicious and crispy.
Deepa

Shailaja R said...

Yummy & tasty snack with tea.

Sona S said...

Nice presentation and pics, parippu vada looks delicious..

Chitra Ganapathy said...

Looks super crispy.wish to have with tea :)

Priya Suresh said...

Crispy vadas, who can resist to these deep fried beauties..Love to munch some.

Deepti said...

I love these masala vadas! your photography is too tempting and makes my mouth water!

Swathi Iyer said...

Masala vada looks delicious Love it kaveri.

Mélange said...

Awesome Kaveri...crunchy munchy spicy...

Rani Vijoo said...

Tempting Masala vada's :-)

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